Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Making of Visual Effects for ST:TMP Part 3

Welcome back (that is assuming you've been here before)! As a reward for your return, here is the promised Part Three of the article on the making of the effects from ST:TMP from Enterprise Incidents #17, from May of 1984. It contains some great images of the models, including one you don't see many behind-the-scenes photos of, namely the K'Tinga Class Klingon Battlecruiser.. First off, the cover of the issue...

(Click on images to enlarge; once open you may have to click again to view full-size.) 

Then, the article itself, full of great photos and informative text.

Below, a larger scan of the above photo, included so that you can see more of the detail.

Another larger scan of an inserted image, I thought this beautiful painting by Probert deserved a closer look.

That's it for this time, come back soon, because I will be posting much more Trek material from this issue, including an interview with "Commodore Probert" himself! (If you recognize that reference you are a sharp-eared Trekker indeed.)

Bonus link: Check out Madman's Shipyards! Cool renderings of various Star Trek ships, including a whole section dedicated to re-envisioning the Franz Joseph Tech Manual ships in the new movie universe style.


Rob Bignell said...

Cool photos of the ships - but what I really want to read from that issue of EI is the interview with Angelique Pettyjohn! :)

Frederick said...

that is coming soon, so check back in before long!

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastical article, thanks for posting this and the previous part on the TMP effects. Enterprise Incidents is a much more rare magazine than Starlog, so this is great to be able to get this instead of waiting for it to show up on ebay or somewhere.

It is sad we will never get a "The Making os ST TMP" book like all 3 original Star Wars movie have had in the recent years, but articles like this ease the pain. Thanks!